Building better societies: Promoting social justice in a world falling apart

Rowland Atkinson*, Lisa Mckenzie, Simon Winlow

*Corresponding author for this work

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What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert contributors outlining what might help to make better societies and which mechanisms, interventions and evidence are needed when we think about a better society. The book looks at what is needed to prevent the proliferation of harm and the gradual collapse of civil society. It argues that social scientists need to cast aside their commitment to the established order and its ideological support systems, look ahead at the likely outcomes of various interventions and move to the forefront of informed political debate. Providing practical steps and policy programmes, this is ideal for academics and students across a wide range of social science fields and those interested in social inequality.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)9781447332015
ISBN (Print)9781447332039
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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